The author, a retired brigadier general who held several important leadership positions in the Israeli Army, relies on primary sources, including several documents, plans, visualizations, and proposals developed by the army.
Azmi Bishara’s recent book Syria: A Way of Suffering to Freedom, A Foray into Current History is the most comprehensive book to date on the Syrian Revolution. Covering the two-year period between March 2011 and March 2013, Bishara’s book is distinguished from other studies on Syria in its impartiality and thorough approach to the conflict in Syria. The book also represents a breakthrough in methodology.
How and When I Stopped Being Jewish is the third book by historian Shlomo Sand, professor of history at Tel Aviv University, in which he confronts the Zionist movement’s systematic and continued distortion of the history of Jews and that of Palestine. In 2008, Sand published The Invention of the Jewish People, followed by The Invention of the Land of Israel in 2012.
Religion and Religiosity forms part one of Azmi Bishara's new and comprehensive intellectual project, which encompasses a three part series under one common title: Religion and Secularism in Historical Context. In this sense, Bishara's endeavor is intellectually comprehensive in terms of its premises, issues, and problematics, and places itself in the current moment of important change.
In the booklet On Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution, Azmi Bishara presents the main things you need to know about revolutions – in terms of their theoretical philosophy, practice, and history – in a concise and useful manner. In so doing, he shows the strength of the approach adopted by many prominent professors
The idea of erecting the separation wall, or what Israel calls the “security fence,” in the West Bank came in 1992, and building commenced on April 16, 2002. Several studies tackling this project have been released as part of the Am I Not A Human?
By Ahmed Fahmi
Publisher: Al Bayan Research and Studies Center
Date of issue: February 2012
Egypt 2013, written by political writer and analyst Ahmed Fahmi, was published in association with Al Bayan Research and Studies Center. The book covers the political scene in post-revolution Egypt via theoretical concepts related to democratic transition in countries that witnessed revolutionary movements. It features a theoretical concept of the process of change, its mechanisms, phases, and issues, and applies such concepts to the Egyptian case. It does so in seven chapters, as well as the conclusion.
In December, the Adva Center for Economic and Social Research published a report on the social situation and the social and economic disparities in Israel during the last decade. The majority of the data in the report goes back to 2010, which saw a recovery from the global financial crisis, but the report does not cover all issues and therefore does not form a coherent picture of the whole decade..
With the ascent of the religious current in Israel in recent years, its leaders and ideologues are attempting to rewrite the history of Zionism from a religious perspective, as is evident in the recent publication The Miracle of Gathering the Diaspora: The Strength of Israeli Judaism.